In the last few days I’ve seen a lot of worms, wooly bears, a few bees, a huge number of centipedes, a small snake, and one dragonfly. The poor dragonfly was at the end of its life. In reading Wikipedia, I learned that their adult lifespan can be as short as a few days and as long as 10 weeks. Most only live 5 weeks or less. It probably lived much of its life down at our pond. Fossils of a relative of the dragonfly with a wingspan of 30″ have been found! They are considered predators both as larvae and as adults.
At any rate, here are a few iPhone photos of our late fall critters. I just marvel at what the iPhone and its computational photography can do!